Therapy and Counseling Services

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Individual therapy can increase patients’ understanding of the impact former experiences have had on their mental health. Therapy guides them towards making the best choices for their lives and helps them explore and process their feelings.

 

Therapy can help patients choose a path that will provide them with improved solutions while also teaching them strategies for managing their mental health & making the most out of the path they’ve chosen.

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CHILD THERAPY

Kids tell us they need help in lots of different ways: some kids become withdrawn & secretive, others become moody & volatile, & some begin to struggle in school and/or at home. 

Sometimes parents need help figuring out how to successfully manage behavioral changes – we work with parents to help them understand these behaviors & educate them on effective use of new tools at home.

 

Therapists at The Children's Institute use a combination of play-based therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), solution-focused therapy, & attachment therapy. 

 

We offer sliding-scale therapy with licensed MFT interns as well as sessions with child therapy experts at full fee.

TEEN THERAPY

Teens often face extreme pressure at school, friendship challenges, dating, drugs & alcohol, and academic/social perfectionism which results in anxiety, depression, withdrawal, boundary-pushing, and other behavioral challenges.

The Children’s Institute helps teenagers understand & confront their own behavior by addressing these challenges head on. 

 

Teen therapy can also be helpful to encourage a healthy, honest, close relationship with parents.

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FAMILY THERAPY

The goal of Family Therapy is to address underlying family dynamics and raise awareness to help family members understand what each member is going through, increasing empathy, and improving communication.

 

Family therapy can be instrumental in creating a harmonious & peaceful home life where everyone is enabled to speak directly & lovingly to one another. 

REUNIFICATION

Reunification Therapy is a specific court-ordered intervention with the goal of reuniting an estranged parent with their kid(s.) 

The Children’s Institute utilizes The Kelly Method in court-ordered reunification services. 

 

Please see www.reunificationtherapyonline.com for more information on this child-focused, multi-step approach.

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CO-PARENTING

Co-parenting therapy is helpful for parents who have a difficult time communicating and agreeing on parenting approaches.

 

It is crucial for parents to get on the same page to effectively guide & nurture their child(ren); learning new strategies & communication tools in therapy helps facilitate this cooperation.

 

The Children’s Institute is well versed in court-ordered therapies & can provide effective, time-efficient co-parenting therapy with proven results

EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy enabling people to heal from physical symptoms & emotional distress caused by disturbing life experiences and/or trauma. 

 

It is a cost-effective, non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy that helps enhance people’s adaptive adult perspectives.

EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future.

 

EMDR therapy can create a space where patients reprocess traumatic information until it no longer affects their everyday life, minimizing triggering & eventually leading to peaceful resolution.

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